If your child is displaying signs of a dental emergency, it’s important for you to take immediate action.
If the emergency happens during normal business hours and your child is a Kool Smiles patient, call your local Kool Smiles office to let them know about the emergency and then bring your child right in. By calling in advance, your local office will be able to prepare for the situation.
You may also call Kool Smiles and your call will be directed to the nearest office that can help.
If the emergency takes place after business hours and you are a Kool Smiles patient, call your local office and you will be directed to the dentist who is on call.
If you are not a Kool Smiles patient, call 911 or take your child to the nearest emergency room.
How do you know if a situation can wait for an appointment or requires immediate action? Seek immediate help from a dental professional if:
According to the American Dental Association, a patient visits an emergency room once every 15 seconds with a dental emergency. Often, these emergencies are the result of not seeing a dentist on a regular basis, as problems with the teeth or gums can build up over time and then quickly turn into a dental emergency.
Make your child an appointment at Kool Smiles today and save them a trip to the emergency room tomorrow.